The limited-edition 60th Anniversary Cunningham C8 offered by the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation will be given away on October 1st so now is a great time to add some tickets and help in the fight against this rare disease. To help sweeten the deal, CorvetteBlogger readers get 30% bonus entries on donations of $25 or more!
After talking about this limited edition Cunningham C8 Corvette for nearly half a year, it sure is great to finally see real photos of the car. Here it is outside of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering where it’s showing off the unique design elements. Finished in Corvette’s familiar international racing colors of White with Blue racing stripes, the most distinctive element is the bespoke custom wing designed by Peter Stevens. This part of the car came out much better than the original renderings and to accommodate for the higher wing, the rearview camera housing was raised up almost like a shark’s fin.
Not on the original renderings are the two air ducts that have been added to the rear quarter panels which we assume sends additional air into the 600-hp naturally aspirated LT2 engine. Lingenfelter added a Performance Design carbon fiber intake manifold and CORSA’s sport-tuned headers and airbox and early dyno testing shows the Cunningham Lingenfelter LT2 motor produces 20% more power at the wheels than the stock C8.
The 60th Anniversary Cunningham C8 Corvette has a 3LT interior and is outfitted with the two-tone blue interior complete with the Cunningham logo embroidered on the headrests. Perhaps the most polarizing aspect of the car is the throwback kidney bean wheels from HRE that were designed to look like the racing wheels worn by the No.3 1960 Corvette at Le Mans but we find it does give the Corvette a different look with the vintage-inspired wheels.
This limited-edition C8 model is a modern-day tribute to the Briggs Cunningham 1960 Corvette that won its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Only 60 of these will be offered with the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation winner bringing home number 33.
Briggs Cunningham was a gentleman racer who fielded three specially modified 1960 Corvettes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans where they would compete on the world stage of racing. Of the three Corvettes, it was the No.3 Corvette that would take the checkered flag, winning its class and finishing 8th overall. Following the race, those 1960 Corvettes were returned to the USA where they were reverted to nearly stock form and sold.
As one of the co-founders of the Corvettes at Carlisle show, Chip Miller already had an impressive Corvette collection in his own right, but what he really wanted to find was that missing Le Mans-winning #3 1960 Corvette. A multi-year pursuit of the car by the “Corvette Hunter” Kevin Mackay finally paid off. Chip purchased the car and had Kevin restore it back to its 1960 Le Mans specs. Sadly, Chip passed away in 2004 from a rare disease known as amyloidosis. Today, the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation raises funds for the research, education, and awareness of amyloidosis and related diseases.
The drawing for this unique C8 Corvette limited edition will take place on October 1st, 2021 at 4pm eastern and you need not be present to win. To be entered to bring home this limited-edition 60th Anniversary Cunningham C8 Corvette, all you have to do is to make a donation to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation. CorvetteBlogger readers can get 30% BONUS ENTRIES on ticket orders of $25 or more.